Understanding Naegleria fowleri
Understanding Naegleria fowleri
As Australians, we are used to dealing with warmer climatic conditions, and over the last six months we have seen a number of climate records being broken. With our changing climate these extremes are likely to become more common and more records are likely to be broken. Climate change is also bringing a number of challenges to the water industry, and one of those is an increasing water temperature profile and the risk of a unique and dangerous pathogen, Naegleria fowleri.
So what is Naegleria fowleri? Why does it require more attention from our industry, and why will climate change increase the risk associated with this pathogen?
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